Monterey CA (California)

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Monterey CA cruise port

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2022-08-16 20:42

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Monterey is a port city located on the southern part of Monterey Bay, California USA. The city is at elevation 8 m (26 ft above sea level) and has population around 28,000.

Port Monterey Harbour (California) cruise port

Monterey was Alta California's capital under both Mexico and Spain. It was the only entry port in California for taxable goods. Following the Mexican-American War (1846-48), California became part of the USA. Monterey City has California's first public building, school, library, theater.

Among the notable current-day attractions are the Fisherman's Wharf, Cannery Row, the annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Museum of Art, Salvador Dali Museum, premium art galleries.

Monterey CA is popular for the diversity and abundance of its marine life, including sea otters, sea lions, harbor seals, kelp forests, bat rays, dolphins, pelicans and several species of whales. Just a few miles offshore is Monterey Canyon, the biggest and deepest (3.2 km /2 mi) underwater canyon off North America's Pacific coast, which within hours provides scientists with access to the deep sea.

In 2017, Port Monterey handled a total of 10 cruise ship calls (compared to 2016's only 2 and 2015's 6). Additionally, the privately-owned cruise ship MS The World remained anchored here for 3 days. Most cruise ships visiting Monterey are on relocation itineraries ( scheduled in Spring and Fall.

Monterey CA cruise terminal

Monterey CA is a tendering port, meaning it has no docking facilities (wharf or quay) for large vessels. Cruise ships anchor in front of the harbor and their passengers are transported / ferried to the town via tender boats. Disembarkation and embarkation ashore is done at Fisherman's Wharf.

However, the port can handle only one cruise vessel per day, and has 2 anchorage areas designated for such vessels.

Port Monterey CA cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Monterey CA, California. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

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